The San Marcos City Council is meeting again Tuesday night, likely to select a new city manager.
All signs point to Round Rock City Manager Jim Nuse as the front runner among the three finalists announced by the city two weeks ago. However, that choice has not been confirmed.
The other finalists are Peoria, IL, City Manager Scott Moore and Kilgore City Manager Jeff Howell.
Following a “meet and greet” session with the finalists and San Marcos residents last Wednesday, the city council met in a two-hour executive session that included additional interviews with the finalists. The council adjourned that night without making a selection.
All three candidates have experience as city managers in other municipal capacities.
Nuse has served as Round Rock’s city manger since January 2003. He also has worked for Round Rock in different capacities since 1983, serving first as an engineer and assistant director of public works, followed by service as public works director for 17 years, before being promoted to chief of operations/assistant city manager.
Nuse submitted his resignation to the Round Rock City Council in June to be effective Jan. 15, 2011. He said was retiring from Round Rock at a time when it was good for the city for him to leave. He said he hadn’t planned who his next employer would be, as his priority was to leave when Round Rock was “in good shape,” though he looked forward to the possibility in San Marcos.
Moore has served as Peoria city manager since August 2009. Before then, he was assistant city manager for Wichita, KS, for four years, and served as city administrator for Ellsworth, KS, from June 1997 to August 2005.
Howell has served as Kilgore city manager since June 2005. He was previously the city administrator of Bridgeport from June 1999 to June 2005. Howell also has been an administrative services manager, fiscal services coordinator, fiscal officer, administrative assistant, municipal services specialist, and parkway inspector for the City of Fort Worth.Email | Print